Scotland is a nation of innovative thinkers. From the television to penicillin, Scotland’s inventions and discoveries have changed the world, technologically and socially.
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise wants your ideas for businesses, social enterprises, products or services which could make a difference to how people live in Scotland. We want you to believe in yourself and the power of your ideas, and you could be joining other young entrepreneurs who had an idea and made it happen.
Entries can be submitted online from February 19th until April 4th 2018. All entries must have the potential for real social impact.
Both individual or team entries will be accepted. Up to fifty entrants will be invited to a special Innovation Day event in April. They’ll work on their ideas with the help of business experts and mentors and get ready for the next stage of the competition. Stage 2 judging will take place in May.
Up to twenty-five finalists will attend a special Residential Bootcamp in June where they will pitch to judges for cash prizes from a total prize fund of £3000!
Scotland has a fantastic history of innovation and ideas that have changed the world. What will you come up with?
Think outside of the box. Think differently. Be an innovator!
How to enter
Entry is via a short online entry form. When your entry is submitted you will receive a unique username and password allowing you to update your entry as many times as you need until the closing date.
- 04/04/2018 – Competition entry is now closed!
- Entries open – 19/02/18
- Entries close – 04/04/18
- Innovation Day workshop – 21/04/18
- Updated submissions – 04/05/18
- Residential Bootcamp & final judging – 06-07/06/2018
Download competition FAQs here: Im an Innovator 2018 FAQv1.